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Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:23 pm
by funkymonkey
Finally made it through the black hole that was the selected pencil tool:

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My goal is to do all the background/borders next, and leave the rest of the tools for last, since those are quick and fun to stitch up.

Past me had more free time. When I'm stitching these endless black fills I'm just thinking "Ain't nobody got time for that."

Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:32 pm
by Firehawke
Yup, that IS a blackhole! It looks great!

Any idea of how many skeins you've used so far?

Keep up the great work!

Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:34 pm
by blunt melee weapon
I'm gonna be honest I'm not entirely sure what blackwork is, but it looks like it would drive me crazy. It looks really good! It seems like you are almost done too. Good luck with the run to the finish line! :clapping:

Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:25 pm
by funkymonkey
Getting close, guys! Finishing up the border on the tool palette, then all that's left is the line thickness palette. Woo! I challenged myself to get this done before my baby girl is walking (...or was it crawling? if that's the case, it's long past haha.) and it's going to be a race to the finish line.

I've got other projects waiting impatiently in the wings, so have to knock this one out. :club:

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Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:09 am
by Firehawke
It's looking great...and SO close!

Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:45 pm
by funkymonkey
FINISHED!
Hot off the frame:
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Details of the line thickness palette; decided to do a little embroidery stitch sampler there too:
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After washing and blocking (still wet)
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Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:41 pm
by Pyper
Oh wow that looks fantastic! :clap: Have you picked out a frame for it yet?

Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:00 am
by Firehawke
It looks great! Congrats on finishing it!

Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:06 pm
by funkymonkey
Pyper wrote:Oh wow that looks fantastic! :clap: Have you picked out a frame for it yet?


Thanks! No; I haven't decided if I want to go with a standard frame size, or go fancy and get a custom one. I know I'll want to get museum glass either way, so I kind of feel like i might as well get the custom frame since the glass is the more expensive part. Buh; it will be expensive, but it's taken me so long to make I think it's worth showing it off.

Re: Blackwork project!

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:55 pm
by funkymonkey
Decided to go fancy and have the custom frame ordered. Still so excited to have this one finished. Posted a photo of it pinned and mounted on imgur: https://imgur.com/gallery/boxN8